Betsy Nelson can hardly accept her father’s retirement, but she knows his failing heart demands it. She leaves her life in the city and returns home to care for him. It hurts to see a new pastor taking her papa’s place, but Betsy didn’t expect Pastor William Covington to be so charming and handsome. The Covington family’s wealth and status in Buffalo hold no appeal for William. His greatest desire is to minister to others. He is delighted, then, when a church in Walnutport, Pennsylvania, calls him to be their pastor. Can he ever fill the shoes of Reverend Nelson, who has lovingly served this small canal community for years?
When they clearly disagree on methods of ministry, can Betsy and William find common ground on which to work together for the better of the townspeople? After being left once before at the altar, William vowed to serve the Lord alone. But that was before Betsy’s return.